plural noun

: a section of the saurian division Autarchoglossa comprising the Anguidae and certain related families and characterized by simple clavicles, a smooth or papillate tongue, flounced hemipenes, and teeth that are usually conical, pointed, or recurved

Word History


New Latin, from Anguis + -morpha

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anguimorpha was in 1923

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“Anguimorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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